SparkPeople SparkPeople Challenges Messageboard Join or create a challenge with other members - a great way to get support to reach your goals. SparkPeople SparkPeople Challenges Messageboard daily challenge listen to a motivational song Wed, 16 Apr 2014 02:12:16 EST Get through Easter Weekend without gaining It will be a near Easter Miracle - but I want to get through Easter Weekend without gaining weight. <BR> <BR> I still have younger kids and therefore Easter Baskets (UGHHH) - How am I going to do this? I have to cook a huge Easter Dinner for my Family and my Dad. Wish me luck people. <BR> <BR> Does anyone else know how they could accomplish this while surrounded by great food? Tue, 15 Apr 2014 08:55:57 EST Something you want to share today Today is my birthday! It won't get much notice from family as I've asked my family to use the $ they would have normally spent on a gift to our daughter who is going through a difficult divorce. I don't regret that decision, it's just a different birthday. On top of that, there's a birthday party for our dear granddaughter today. Her birthday was a week ago. <BR> Not complaining, it's just very strange! Sun, 13 Apr 2014 07:50:24 EST Winter Blues! Try to workout in your house. <BR> Weights <BR> Steps <BR> Pull Bar <BR> Leg Lifts <BR> Dancing to music <BR> Boxing bag <BR> Kick Boxing <BR> Martial Arts <BR> <BR> Do anything get that heart beat up. Exercise will get rid of the winter blues. Have a wonderful day "Spark People." A big Marine Corps OOH RAH!!! Sat, 12 Apr 2014 13:47:50 EST favorite food salad Fri, 11 Apr 2014 08:28:12 EST did you help someone else out today? yes , I am trying to help my grandson eat a diet that should help him with his adhd. he is on high dose of meds and he is so skinny I cant stand it. he is almost 10years old and is wearing size 6-7 clothes. my best friends granddaughter just turned 6 and is wearing 6X. I want to help him.. plus my best friend has joined sparks after I talked to her about it because she doesn't eat right. Sat, 5 Apr 2014 13:22:24 EST activity tracker fell apart and lost the inside My activity tracker fell apart when I was walking and lost the electronics. Can't find any info. on what to do. I just had it for 2 weeks. So not happy...out $60.00 I guess!! Fri, 4 Apr 2014 15:47:55 EST 30 day shred challenge? And results please? I started 30 day shred 6 weeks ago, i switched to t25 after 2 weeks of the 30 day shred, because i bought it very very inexpensive. But i couldnt handle how rough t25 was because i have bladder/kidney issues, and it also made me feel like i was gonna puke. So this past sunday, March 30, i switched from t25 back to 30 day shred. I have lost 4 pounds since i began 30 day shred 6 weeks ago, and im sure it was a mixture of 30 day shred and t25. Anyway, i LOVE 30 day shred, its hard, it keeps me s... Fri, 4 Apr 2014 11:58:28 EST thot i saw a giving up soda challenge somewhere But can't seem to find it. Does anyone know? Fri, 4 Apr 2014 08:47:28 EST none I just got a Minecraft premium card code for free! :D Thu, 3 Apr 2014 16:49:28 EST Tracking food from previous days? Has anyone ever forgotten to track something and thought about it the next day? What do you do? Do you go back and track it or just let it go? Why or why not? Thu, 3 Apr 2014 12:27:38 EST BM Did you have yours?? : ) <BR> <BR> Just shared this with A Healthy hearts team member because my Aunt shared it ages ago. <BR> My Aunt who raised 6 healthy and beautiful children while she worked at her chosen profession(RN) shouted up this very question to the bedroom area. "Henry" did you have your BM today?? (the names have been changed to protect the innocent). <BR> She explained to me (when I questioned it) that the single worst weight gainer was NOT having one. Once our systems suff... Wed, 2 Apr 2014 17:33:17 EST 30 fit food I was trying to do the fit food challenge, and discovered the recipes were not diabetic. nor did they have attaches of what the recipes had . like perserving ex. cal,total fat, g fiber ,g carb. is there a fit food challenge for diabetic, that i can do.I am also trying the 8 wk diabetic challenge <BR> jan <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Wed, 2 Apr 2014 12:23:20 EST Biking Challenge....April 2014 This challenge is to ride your bike, whether it be outdoors, a stationary or a recumbent bike doesn't matter, just as long as you ride. <BR> <BR> We all set our own goal distance and as we ride we add the miles on by copying and pasting the LAST post to change your own numbers. <BR> <BR> This board has grown since the beginning and I've found so much support and encouragement from everyone. What a great bunch of riders we have, but there is always room for more. Interested? Read on. <BR>... Tue, 1 Apr 2014 09:26:23 EST Looking for a Sparkteam with challenges! I am newly back to SP even though I've been here on and off for years. I am looking for a Sparkteam, hopefully with challenges and motivation starters. Please let me know if you know of any. Thanks! Mon, 31 Mar 2014 15:20:50 EST April (2014) Fitness Minutes Challange In this challenge, we simply track our fitness minutes. Set your own goal as to how many minutes you wish to work out in April (2014) and keep us posted as to how you are doing. The following format is recommended (but not required.) Whatever works for you is fine here. <BR> <em>235</em> <BR> <BR> goal / # of minutes today / # of minutes remaining to reach goal <BR> <BR> My goal is modest -- 600 minutes. That is 30 minutes X 5 days per week X 4 weeks. I hope to do a little better than ... Sun, 30 Mar 2014 17:20:09 EST Crafting and Tole painting Hobbies keep me busy, out of the kitchen and away from food. I love to Tole paint and craft and have even made some cash from selling my work! Playing music while on the computer makes me chair dance, which can't be a bad thing! <em>268</em> <em>218</em> Sat, 29 Mar 2014 14:39:08 EST LOWERING YOUR CHOLESTEROL...... I would love to invite you to our..........LOWERING YOUR CHOLESTEROL TEAM <BR> <BR> <BR> A support group for those that want to get their cholesterol down and keep it down so we can maintain a healthier lifestyle. <BR> <BR> Come check out our NEW QUESTION EACH DAY ....I will post a question each day about either one of these topics, nutrition, exercise, motivation and wellness . Come see what other members responses are. <BR> <BR> I have another Forum called READ AN ARTICLE...useful tip... Fri, 28 Mar 2014 08:19:29 EST Lose 2-5 pounds in APRIL 2014 Come join us in setting small goals each month to help us stay on track and reach our end goals. Join ANY time during the month. <BR> <BR> Post your start weight and a goal weight to reach by April 30. <BR> Post as often as you would like and let us know how you are doing, so we can cheer you on, and motivate you to reach it. <BR> <BR> Beckie Wed, 26 Mar 2014 11:03:43 EST APRIL 2014 CHALLENGE Getting excited for April! Let's have this be a personal challenge, each of us creating our own challenge and then supporting each other throughout April. We'll post our challenge(s) (e.g. cardio 4x a week for 45 minutes, log food daily, eat 1400 calories or less at least 5x week, drink 8 glasses of water daily, lose 5 pounds in one month, etc. etc.) and a weekly report and optional weigh in on Mondays. I'll start the challenge on Monday, March 31st. <BR> <BR> MOST IMPORTANTLY: We will... Mon, 24 Mar 2014 20:09:51 EST BEYOND THE SCALE ~ 10 Week Challenge How often have you wished you could find something to help you with your "stick-to-it-ness"? Have you found that you LOVE Sparkpeople, but have just hit a lull and need a little extra something? <BR> <BR> This 10 week challenge places you on a team with approx. 30 other members who are all working toward the same goal - to be accountable, get and give support, learn some nutrition tips, and build friendships! By setting a 10 week goal, and weighing in each week, you make a COMMITMENT to you... Sun, 23 Mar 2014 22:09:11 EST 50lbs by Labor Day Journey Hi everyone! I am new but decided to challenge myself to release 50 lbs. by Labor day. I'll be posting updates several times a week if not daily. <BR> <BR> This week I am working on changing my eating habits. <BR> <BR> If you'd like to join me that would be great! Wed, 19 Mar 2014 11:40:34 EST Easter Challenge Any one interested in a challenge for Easter! You sent your own goals. See if we can reach a small goal of losing a few pounds for the holidays. <BR> <BR> Holidays we have already concured. Valentines Day, St. Paddy's Day. <BR> Welcome to Easter Challenge... <BR> Welcome Back to the team we have already have a great connection!!! <BR> We can do this one Holiday at time... Tue, 18 Mar 2014 13:39:46 EST onions are onions part of the 5 fruits and vegetables? <em>369</em> , i eat alot in salads and omlets, stir fries but i never count them. Mon, 17 Mar 2014 18:47:34 EST Spring 5% Challenge The 5% challenges are a fun way to meet new friends, learn how to incorporate healthy habits into your lifestyle, and lose weight. This will give you the motivation and support to succeed in your weight loss. <BR> <BR> Team members will work towards losing 5% of their starting weight in 8 weeks by participating in team challenges that focus on exercise & healthy lifestyle habits. <BR> <BR> The upcoming Spring challenge starts in a few weeks. I've found the 5% challenges to be a great way ... Mon, 17 Mar 2014 17:58:40 EST home made vegetabe beef soup go to my spark page and read the blog about getting many vegetables in one meal. homemade veg. beef least 6 veg. in this soup. all raw veg. except 2 sm. cans mixed veg. that have no salt. Mon, 17 Mar 2014 13:13:33 EST INSANITY 2014 SPRING CHALLENGE This Insanity Challenge will begin on Saturday, March 30th, 2014. Anyone who is up for joining this challenge, please join. Also, if you have Twitter, send me your name and I'll tweet daily reminders and motivational tweets to help keep you going. I can't wait to see who will join me for 60 days of insanity!!! Sun, 16 Mar 2014 23:44:53 EST Reaching a 4-year goal tomorrow Thu, 13 Mar 2014 21:15:51 EST 100k nearing Wed, 12 Mar 2014 07:30:29 EST Top level coming? Tue, 11 Mar 2014 07:50:29 EST this week! it happens Mon, 10 Mar 2014 08:25:12 EST God is able to save you Sun, 9 Mar 2014 07:47:13 EST Any Xbox or WII fitness gamers want a challenge I would like to get some other gamers and challenge each other. I have looked at the Spark teams but they don't look very active. I would love to set up a team with weekly challenges and find some people who have Xbox live and a gamertag who I can compete with. I have several games but most of them are older ones. Haven't bought any new ones in last year or two. Sat, 8 Mar 2014 20:39:22 EST tracking first day out of seven for tracking food intake..calories in are not matching calories burned. <em>249</em> Sat, 8 Mar 2014 13:41:26 EST going to Detroit today Fri, 7 Mar 2014 07:09:00 EST 100k coming Thu, 6 Mar 2014 11:02:36 EST 100000 w/i sight Wed, 5 Mar 2014 08:51:23 EST blowing your money lotsa ways Tue, 4 Mar 2014 07:27:11 EST into 3 dights finally Mon, 3 Mar 2014 07:15:46 EST 12 Week Challenge-"Choosing to Lose" All Welcome Hello SP friends! <BR> I am challenging everyone to a 12 week weight loss using whatever plan that works best for you. The Challenge starts March 3, and ends May 3,2014. This will get everyone ready for Summer! Please follow these guide lines and post weekly: <BR> <BR> Weight Loss plan: <BR> Beginning weight: <BR> Your Goals: <BR> Fitness Minutes: <BR> Inches lost: <BR> <BR> Please track your progress weekly and use SP tools to journal food, water, etc. <BR> Just think, at 2 pounds a week b... Sun, 2 Mar 2014 09:36:09 EST The Lord is so good! Sun, 2 Mar 2014 07:22:10 EST 9:00pm and I was going to blow off my exercise... ...but I didn't! I took a shower and was going to start getting ready for bed when I thought about my goals, and my SP streak, and I put on my shorts and got on the treadmill for 90 minutes. Sun, 2 Mar 2014 01:21:03 EST 20 day chalnge? How to sign up Yesterday I read about a 20 day challenge starting today. I wanted to sign up and couldn't figure out how. Does anyone have this information? Sat, 1 Mar 2014 10:31:44 EST 100k points Sat, 1 Mar 2014 07:42:30 EST Body Mind and Spirit - Lent 2014 Hi! <BR> <BR> I created a new sparkteam and i need your help! i want to post it to many of the groups i am in but i am not sure if that is allowed.... I don't want to go aginst the rules or spam. <BR> <BR> Any advice? <BR> <BR> here's the group blurb and link <BR> <BR><BR>s_individual.asp <BR> <BR> Hello, <BR> <BR> A few years ago I stumbled across a group of people who were challenging themselves for Lent. The principle was that lent was abo... Sat, 1 Mar 2014 02:02:02 EST Biking Challenge.....March 2014 This challenge is to ride your bike, whether it be outdoors, a stationary or a recumbent bike doesn't matter, just as long as you ride. <BR> <BR> We all set our own goal distance and as we ride we add the miles on by copying and pasting the LAST post to change your own numbers. <BR> <BR> This board has grown since the beginning and I've found so much support and encouragement from everyone. What a great bunch of riders we have, but there is always room for more. Interested? Read on. <BR>... Fri, 28 Feb 2014 20:49:58 EST March (2014) Fitness Minutes Challenge In this challenge, we simply track our fitness minutes. Set your own goal as to how many minutes you wish to work out in March (2014) and keep us posted as to how you are doing. The following format is recommended (but not required.) Whatever works for you is fine here. <BR> <em>30</em> <BR> <BR> goal / # of minutes today / # of minutes remaining to reach goal <BR> <BR> My goal is modest -- 600 minutes. That is 30 minutes X 5 days per week X 4 weeks. I hope to do a little better than t... Fri, 28 Feb 2014 20:48:55 EST Lose 2-5 Pounds In March 2014 Hello SparkFriends! <em>220</em> <BR> <BR> February is behind us and spring will be here shortly. Come join me in this challenge. Let's do our best to shed a few pounds during the 31 days of March. <BR> <BR> 02/28/2014 = 199 <BR> 03/01/2014 = <BR> Fri, 28 Feb 2014 09:08:27 EST homemade ice cream Fri, 28 Feb 2014 06:43:54 EST the best sweets I believe that taking the time to make a healthy snack cookie or bar is the answer to control. <BR> then you know how many servings you are allowed and how many calories are involved. Find a recipe with a good amout of fiber, like oats, chia seeds, and check out King Arthur flour web site. they have a hi maize flour that has lots of fiber. baking with this is a smart idea, learn about them.Sparkpeople also has a calculator to find how many calories per serving of a special recipe. Thu, 27 Feb 2014 11:56:50 EST world-view today Thu, 27 Feb 2014 07:31:28 EST How did you break through a plateau? I have been stuck for about a month now and it is driving me crazy ..... I'm not about giving up, so anything you can share will be appreciated <BR> <em>386</em> Wed, 26 Feb 2014 13:23:02 EST Emoticon your Fitness for Today <em>311</em> Wed, 26 Feb 2014 13:01:05 EST exercise a part of my life Wed, 26 Feb 2014 07:16:54 EST 1600 to go Tue, 25 Feb 2014 10:57:40 EST March Spring in like a lion??? out like a lamb New name <BR> Monthly challenge <BR> <BR> this month is March in like a lion out like a lamb <BR> <BR> <link><BR>ndividual.asp </link> Tue, 25 Feb 2014 08:04:31 EST in 3 weeks hard winter over Mon, 24 Feb 2014 08:39:24 EST Who can give me an ear? I need an ear a shoulder to cry on. It is that kind of a Blahhh of a day today. Been like this for some time now. I would like someone to give me an ear and kind shoulder to cry on! <em>24</em> Sun, 23 Feb 2014 22:48:35 EST 100 Days To A New You Challenge... I would love to invite you to our..........100 DAYS TO A NEW YOU CHALLENGE <BR> <BR> Anyone can join at anytime. Everyday is a good day to start your challenge to a better you. <BR> <BR> The 100 day challenge is about challenging yourself to change a behavior. To target and focus on a goal for 100 days. Some things you might want to focus on are: avoiding fast foods, tracking your exercise,....this can be as simple as exercising for just 10 minutes a day, another goal might be to track yo... Sun, 23 Feb 2014 18:32:05 EST Sunday is today Sun, 23 Feb 2014 04:22:22 EST weekend here Sat, 22 Feb 2014 08:08:41 EST exercise do you exercise every day or take a break in between days? Fri, 21 Feb 2014 15:53:14 EST Diet and exercise monthly challenge support Hello I am Suzi and I have started a group that will be offering monthly challenges that will take both diet and exercise into account. This group is so that like minded people can offer support to each other at the same time realising goals. I hope you check it out and give suggestions and comments. <BR> <BR> Have a great day <BR> <BR> Suzi <BR> <BR> <link><BR>sageboard_thread.asp?board=0x62515x568<BR>62088 </link> Fri, 21 Feb 2014 15:03:00 EST rid house today Fri, 21 Feb 2014 07:44:11 EST Healthy diet challenge! Hey, everyone! Long time no see (I used to be active on sparkpeople, but I somehow gave it up. Shame on me!). A week ago I decided to put myself in a completely new type of challenge - since I spend most of my time on eating, I've decided to focus more on what I throw into my preciouss belly. I surf through sparkpeople recipes everyday to find new inspirations, so I've started creating my own menu for every day. On Monday I'm coming back to the university, so it would be harder to stick to th... Fri, 21 Feb 2014 03:30:19 EST Emoticon your Fitness for Today <em>342</em> Thu, 20 Feb 2014 19:46:28 EST 30 Day Squat Challenge Hello, <BR> <BR> I am not new to SP but I am new to these 30 day challenges. I started a squat challenge today with 50 squats and it felt great! I wouldn't mind making some friends here, I think it will help me be successful in dieting and staying active. <BR> <BR> Good luck in your journey! <BR> <BR> Carly Thu, 20 Feb 2014 16:16:51 EST Anybody need a bodysuit or compression garment? I have skin hanging everywhere! I need to put something smoothing under my clothes, or I'll look like Jabba the Hut. Any suggestions? Thu, 20 Feb 2014 08:10:19 EST snow's a melting must act Thu, 20 Feb 2014 07:32:04 EST Missionaries conference Wed, 19 Feb 2014 06:19:38 EST good day made 2g Tue, 18 Feb 2014 07:55:03 EST St. Paddy's Day Challenge Any one interested in a challenge for St.Paddy's Day, to see if we can reach a small goal of losing a few pounds.. <BR> Current 184 <BR> St. Paddy's Day 180 Mon, 17 Feb 2014 17:00:30 EST points building up Mon, 17 Feb 2014 03:16:14 EST Push ups I challenge anyone to do more push ups than I can, I do 60 in one minute and I am 57 years old Sun, 16 Feb 2014 13:27:05 EST hunger and overeating I would appreciate any help with my problem--I just love food and I eat way too much. Is there anything that anyone knows about to curb my appetite? I would appreciate any suggestions. <BR> <BR> <BR> Thank you in advance! <em>46</em> Sun, 16 Feb 2014 08:58:22 EST The Lord's Day is Sunday Sun, 16 Feb 2014 07:24:39 EST Knights Templar <BR> Freemasons Sat, 15 Feb 2014 15:32:29 EST Fat Smash Diet? Hello there everyone. <BR> <BR> Im new to Spark and to dieting, of any kind. <BR> <BR> Ive decided to try the Fat Smash Diet plan. <BR> I will complete the last day of the first week long phase. <BR> I have not yet gotten to the exercise that is included. Im walking daily but Im not doing strength training just yet. Other than that, Im doing very well with the regimen. By the time I think Im going to starve, its time to eat again. <BR> <BR> I was looking for a group or message board on thi... Sat, 15 Feb 2014 12:33:35 EST frustrations waiting for people Fri, 14 Feb 2014 07:41:14 EST how to track the fitness challenges I recently started the skinny jeans challenge and can not figure out how to track this extra workout for the day. Anyone know how to do this. Thu, 13 Feb 2014 09:22:21 EST bad renters abundant Thu, 13 Feb 2014 07:40:34 EST Leslie Sansone--DVD CHALLENGE walk 1+mile In a few minutes I'm going to put in a Leslie Sansone DVD and walk at least one mile...will report back. Please join me if you have one of her DVD's lying around. I'm going to do it again, tomorrow, Friday and/or this weekend & report back. Yay!!!!! <em>104</em> <em>381</em> Join with me! Wed, 12 Feb 2014 17:44:04 EST markets are irrational Wed, 12 Feb 2014 06:25:33 EST make yourself friendly smile Tue, 11 Feb 2014 11:15:18 EST How many glasses of water did you have today? 6 for me and still working on it. <em>91</em> Tue, 11 Feb 2014 09:02:51 EST GET READY FOR SUMMER CHALLENGE **NEW**WELCOME ALL Hello everyone, <BR> <BR> This is a new challenge to get fit and get ready for those summer dresses and bathing suits <em>20</em> <BR> <BR> Let me introduce myself: Well, I am 41, wife and a mother of 2 teenagers: 15 & 14 yrs old <em>46</em> <BR> <BR> In 2009 I lost 60 lb and was down to 143 lb. I was toned, fit, strong, etc. <BR> In 2011, I fall sick after a stressful new job and gradually gained all back!! <BR> <BR> Today I wanna start again and truly believe that I can do it with... Mon, 10 Feb 2014 17:43:10 EST Exercise with Knee Arthritis I need help with what exercise I can do with knee arthritis. Is there a group that I might join in with? Thanks Mon, 10 Feb 2014 16:20:04 EST Sewer line clogged again Mon, 10 Feb 2014 04:46:51 EST tracking your water i have a shot glass collection, finally i am using it. I use 2 shot glasses and 8 marbles. every time i fill my water glass, i move a marble from one shot glass to another. i decided i wanted to use a glass i could run thru the dishwasher instead of a bottle i have to clean. the bottles are ok when im on the go but at home i have a nice glass that holds 2 cups of water, so i can move 2 marbles every time i fill it. it works for me. <em>194</em> Sun, 9 Feb 2014 13:40:02 EST food which food do you crave the most? Sun, 9 Feb 2014 12:41:50 EST tired today I am tired today because I just dont feel like doing anything how about anybody else? Sun, 9 Feb 2014 12:41:09 EST getting re-motivated under times of stress Hi everyone, <BR> I was so great on my diet/exercise tracking. I lost 35 lbs and 3 dress sizes and felt great. Then my very close friend passed away (breast cancer, she was 50) and hurricane sandy hit last year and I fell into a major funk. Gained it all back- Recently I have gotten back towards my goal- started running again, tracking my food. Haven't started to lose weight yet but I was feeling so positive that it would happen. Now another close friend passed away from cancer (she was 51!!)... Sun, 9 Feb 2014 10:54:28 EST Sunday today Sun, 9 Feb 2014 07:44:51 EST Bitterness bad stuff Sat, 8 Feb 2014 07:57:42 EST Winter Olympic Events Luge Sat, 8 Feb 2014 00:03:34 EST Points piling up Fri, 7 Feb 2014 06:41:12 EST Need to understand Hi. I have joined a few teams and am trying to do what I'm supposed to do but I don't know how to let the team know that I did it. Help. Thu, 6 Feb 2014 09:40:31 EST shoveling guess what? Thu, 6 Feb 2014 06:23:31 EST snow shoveling Thu, 6 Feb 2014 06:22:46 EST 2/5-3/5 weight loss challenge I will be hitting the high seas on March 6th. I'm looking to challenge myself and lose 8-10lbs by then anyone looking to join me jump right in. <BR> <BR> <BR> Weight on 2/5-167.2 <BR> <em>521</em> Wed, 5 Feb 2014 14:00:45 EST has anyone heard about the push up fundraisers? I've seen 2 of them while searching online for a friend. <BR> He likes doing push ups. I thought to look it up on Google. <em>320</em> <BR> One push up fundraiser is for the Wounded Warriors. <BR> ANother you pick your charity. <BR> <BR> Any ideas or comments? <BR> <em>38</em> <BR> Wed, 5 Feb 2014 13:04:10 EST Shoveled snow today Wed, 5 Feb 2014 09:47:18 EST Daily M's 2/5/2014 - Yesterday contained a few hiccups, most of them relating to matters outside of my weight-loss dream...which inevitably led to my demise. But its ok, I feel that if one doesn't experience a bad day once in awhile, you'd hardly recognize the good ones anymore. I'm only human, and I need to except that, but not let it be an excuse. Going with that to me gives a subconscious vibe that it's ok to stray from the path, which should not be something to get too comfortable with. It allows t... Wed, 5 Feb 2014 09:38:56 EST snow more coming Tue, 4 Feb 2014 14:38:31 EST Push ups See how many push ups you can do in a minute. I am 57 years old about 30 pounds over weight and can do 68 in 1/2 minute, how many can you do? Mon, 3 Feb 2014 17:31:53 EST multi vitamin does everyone take a multi vitamin everyday? Mon, 3 Feb 2014 13:43:46 EST fruit did everyone get their 5 vegetables and fruit servings today? Mon, 3 Feb 2014 13:42:58 EST new week new month Mon, 3 Feb 2014 07:50:33 EST exercise did anyone exercise today? Sun, 2 Feb 2014 14:48:30 EST Let's Give Planks! 30 Day Challenge I have decided to do a 30 Day Plank Challenge and hope you will join me. The following link has a calendar with what to do each day. This challenge might take you more than 30 days to master and that's okay. If you can't do the amount suggested, do what you can and try to increase each day. <BR> <BR> I would like each member to post their time and something you are thankful for that day. Hence "Planksgiving"! Also feel free to post any suggestions, funny tales, struggles, etc. Lets support... Sun, 2 Feb 2014 12:34:48 EST Sunday is the Lord's day Sun, 2 Feb 2014 08:19:50 EST Biking Challenge....February 2014 This challenge is to ride your bike, whether it be outdoors, a stationary or a recumbent bike doesn't matter, just as long as you ride. <BR> <BR> We all set our own goal distance and as we ride we add the miles on by copying and pasting the LAST post to change your own numbers. <BR> <BR> This board has grown since the beginning and I've found so much support and encouragement from everyone. What a great bunch of riders we have, but there is always room for more. Interested? Read on. <BR>... Sat, 1 Feb 2014 09:47:02 EST Moving through winter Feb is here Sat, 1 Feb 2014 05:39:19 EST February (2014) Fitness Minutes Challenge In this challenge, we simply track our fitness minutes. Set your own goal as to how many minutes you wish to work out in February (2014) and keep us posted as to how you are doing. The following format is recommended (but not required.) <BR> <BR> goal / # of minutes today / # of minutes remaining to reach goal <BR> <BR> My goal is modest -- 600 minutes -- but it's a short month. That is 30 minutes X 5 days per week X 4 weeks. I hope to do a little better than that, but that will be my minim... Fri, 31 Jan 2014 21:52:21 EST Countries of the world The United States of America Fri, 31 Jan 2014 16:17:07 EST Security a tenuous thing Fri, 31 Jan 2014 07:05:28 EST FEBRUARY 2014 SHORT AND QUICK CHALLENGE I changed name of January team February 2014 short and quick challenge <BR> <BR> here is the link <link><BR>ndividual.asp </link> <BR> <BR> come and join accountability new friends and challenges Thu, 30 Jan 2014 09:02:54 EST Cold still here Thu, 30 Jan 2014 07:43:05 EST struggling Is any one struggling with their diet? Wed, 29 Jan 2014 12:00:27 EST 11 below zero again Wed, 29 Jan 2014 08:49:36 EST challenges I have entered a weight loss challenge, but it will not let me make a comment. I am getting frustrated and thinking of giving up on everything. I am a disabled mom and can't sit here and get frustrated until I start crying because this website is not for people like me. Can anyone help or do I just give up? Tue, 28 Jan 2014 19:24:20 EST Starting a Challenge I figured that joining a challenge would be one of the more effective ways of making sure that I'm active outside of just the website, so I decided I would do the 28 Day Bootcamp Workout challenge. I'm really hoping it boosts my motivation to start this healthier journey... <BR> <BR> What about you guys? <BR> Tue, 28 Jan 2014 15:44:19 EST Artists Van Gogh Tue, 28 Jan 2014 09:37:06 EST Arctic blast another Tue, 28 Jan 2014 07:35:32 EST Meatless Monday....let's try it I was checking out my daily feedback for yesterday and it showed me that I am over on my intake of Cholesterol. In reading the info on this it said with being over long term can cause several different health problems but most scary is heart disease. That is hereditary in my family. <BR> <BR> They suggested trying to become a "Flexitarian" which is a "almost" vegetarian. Not really for me. Another possibility was Meatless Monday. Now that is something I can try, how about you? <BR> <BR> I... Mon, 27 Jan 2014 11:58:06 EST Lose 2-5 Pounds in FEB 2014! Come join us in setting small goals each month. These really have helped me stay on track even when close to goal, or ready to maintain it. I struggle every month to keep it under control, but this helps so that I don't get completely off track. <BR> <BR> Come post your start weight on Feb 1 and a goal weight to try and reach by Feb 28. <BR> post as often as you would like to tell us how you are doing. We are here to motivate you, and cheer you on your journey. <BR> <BR> Beckie Mon, 27 Jan 2014 11:06:47 EST Arctic blast hits again Mon, 27 Jan 2014 08:12:40 EST Fitness Challenge & Accountability Group! 10 wk challenge starting on Monday February 17, 2014. Its a 10 week challenge and workouts are only 25 minutes a day 5 days per week. You will achieve great result, so if extra holiday weight got you down now is the time to get rid of it. I will try to limit group to 5 challengers so message me if you want in. <em>381</em> Sun, 26 Jan 2014 19:00:19 EST Snow heavy Sun, 26 Jan 2014 08:21:25 EST Cold weather serious Sat, 25 Jan 2014 03:35:13 EST Two Veggies at Breakfast Challenge Anyone want to join me in challenging ourselves to eat two veggies at breakfast? I find this has made getting my veggies and fiber in so much easier. I also have a sense of being in control and on top of things. <BR> Post what you had to eat with your breakfast. <BR> Today i had sweet potato in it's skin, red pepper, and grapes (I know a fruit) <BR> My protein was a hard boiled egg. But I focus on the veggies first because I know I will figure out the protein. <BR> Fri, 24 Jan 2014 08:07:20 EST Cold! minus 5 again today Fri, 24 Jan 2014 05:46:03 EST took the day off Today I chose today not too exercise I still watched my food I ate and usually exercise 6 days a week. Thu, 23 Jan 2014 20:01:30 EST PIE DAY today was pie day <BR> <em>471</em> Thu, 23 Jan 2014 19:24:53 EST FREE 30 Fitness Challenge (from home) Alright guys and gals!! my amazing friend Paige Minton and I are putting together a challenge group that is absolutely #FREE! <em>30</em> <BR> <BR> Just wanting to get an idea of who is interested; what do you want to work on? Arms, legs, booty, abs? clean recipes ideas? All of the above? <em>357</em> <BR> <BR> Who is ready to #COMMIT and #FOCUS? Who wants to make #POSITIVE changes and live a #HEALTHY life? <em>355</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> Message me for more info! <BR> #FREEChal... Thu, 23 Jan 2014 14:39:13 EST Run 5K App I downloaded the Run 5K app (it's like Couch to 5K). I (barely) completed the first workout this week. Phew! Anyone else want to try it? If you have the app, how are you doing on it? <em>182</em> Wed, 22 Jan 2014 12:18:42 EST below zero last night Wed, 22 Jan 2014 07:59:39 EST T25 Challenge I am looking to start a T25 30 day Challenge, If you want to to get fit and have someone to be accountable to, Hit me up! Wed, 22 Jan 2014 06:33:40 EST 100 Day Challenge Air1's Radio Station, Mandy has started a challenge. It's a 100 days of doing whatever, but do it for 100 days straight. This is an encouragement to me to get up and move. If you have messed up today, start again tomorrow. If you have given up on your New Years Resolution, try this. My challenge to myself is to exercise 30 minutes everyday. What will you pick? I have included a link to their facebook page. Ready? Let's do this! <link><BR>y/timeline </link>... Wed, 22 Jan 2014 01:33:34 EST no ice cream for you......not I felt like i had discovered this fact but i'm starting to see reference to it on the TV. Ok, we can't have ice cream!!! but we are allowed fruit every day!!!!. what i did was mash my banana (with dots) to use it for a smoothie and froze it to save the banana( they are getting expensive) <BR> I discovered that after it softened a little it tasted just like banana ice cream! then i started using this treat for my evening snack. sometimes i add a tbs of walnuts to it and it is awesome. <BR> yo... Tue, 21 Jan 2014 12:28:17 EST 100000 pts getting closer Tue, 21 Jan 2014 07:44:53 EST water bottles today the suggestion was made to buy a special water bottle and make it my inspiration to drink more water. is there a type of plastic to avoid? are all fancy water bottles safe? Mon, 20 Jan 2014 11:12:26 EST Cold somewhat Mon, 20 Jan 2014 08:02:00 EST one more time for God's forgiveness Sun, 19 Jan 2014 07:53:59 EST Physical work keeps me busy Sat, 18 Jan 2014 17:59:38 EST birthdays everyone should be recognized on their birthday. Fri, 17 Jan 2014 17:34:35 EST special days with all the everyday challenges out there, everyday should be a 'special' day Fri, 17 Jan 2014 17:32:52 EST everyday challenges can be very helpful to others. Fri, 17 Jan 2014 17:31:34 EST awoken w/ back pain stabbing Fri, 17 Jan 2014 01:43:37 EST trying to give up diet coke I have reduced down to a 16 oz diet coke but having a hard time totally giving it up. Thu, 16 Jan 2014 12:46:24 EST weight loss first week of biggest loser Lost 4.4 pounds first week of our biggest loser at work. Yeah.... Thu, 16 Jan 2014 08:25:48 EST Hospital visit today Thu, 16 Jan 2014 06:07:23 EST its my birthday Had an awesome day with my husband <em>244</em> Wed, 15 Jan 2014 21:22:03 EST birthdays cheating on your diet on your birthday I did today but I dont feel bad because I am gonna get back on track tomorrow and this time stay on track <em>521</em> Wed, 15 Jan 2014 21:20:22 EST weight loss clinics What does everybody think about going to a clinic and paying someone to help you with your weight loss journey <em>38</em> Wed, 15 Jan 2014 21:18:37 EST being outside Sometimes no matter what the weather, just being outside can be very uplifting. Wed, 15 Jan 2014 18:05:00 EST spark people challenges Reading all challenges, very inspiring. Wed, 15 Jan 2014 18:03:35 EST Challenges I'm amazed at all the challenges that are out there to explore. Wed, 15 Jan 2014 16:54:10 EST winter prepare Wed, 15 Jan 2014 09:25:36 EST 12 week bikini challenge Hi everyone! I decided to get my butt in gear and am giving myself 12 weeks to get bikini ready. I will be working out from home and scouring fitness sites that offer free workout videos that I will implement in this challenge. I would love for anyone looking for a new challenge to join me. The challenge consists of 5 workouts per week (3 strength and 2 cardio) with an optional day of yoga/pilates on the 6th day to stretch out our muscles. So for anyone choosing to follow me on this journey t... Tue, 14 Jan 2014 23:04:19 EST winter continues Tue, 14 Jan 2014 06:10:27 EST bad days how do you find the motivation when you really dont any energy or inspiration to continue the exercise Mon, 13 Jan 2014 20:48:47 EST Wake up call on portion sizes!!!! Well, after years of thinking I knew how to eat healthy and starving myself so I could lose a quick 10 pounds and ALWAYS gaining it back plus some, I FINALLY decided to start writing down what I'm eating daily and weighing my portions to make sure my know it all self was doing it right. WRONG! My portion sizes were way off! No wonder I cant get this weight off! So after my first day of tracking meals I have had my wake up call and will do it right this time! Mon, 13 Jan 2014 18:51:39 EST Valentines Day Challenge.... Hi everyone, I'm so new at this but I thought I would just throw this out there. Would anyone like to join in on a Valentines Day Challenge? I personally would love to lose 10.5 lbs by then, that would be put me at 180 lbs and it's been a while since I saw that number. I like making mini goals for myself that I can see results sooner as compared to looking at this giant mountain in front of me....hope that makes sense. Anyhoo so far so good on this Monday, I shoveled snow for 25 minutes (I li... Mon, 13 Jan 2014 14:21:36 EST lifestyle foods grains Mon, 13 Jan 2014 01:31:05 EST Ladies! what are you doing for your arms? Hi Ladies! Lean arms are in! If you don't have exercise bands, get some and begin working on your upper arms... weight bearing work outs can be done a few days a week. No weights or bands? Then let' <em>381</em> s get to our push ups !! how many can you do? I started with being able to do 2 -- now I can do 10! my goal is 25 - military style. Let's go for it! Sun, 12 Jan 2014 13:48:29 EST Sunday is the Lord's day Sun, 12 Jan 2014 05:02:45 EST 5 Good Decisions Everyday List 5 good decision you made today. <BR> Today, <BR> 1. I added flaxseed to my morning smoothie <BR> 2. I went grocery shopping and stocked up on healthy food. <BR> 3. I tried a new veggie (turnip roots, pretty good sliced thinly.) <BR> 4. I took a multivitamin <BR> 5. I ate a healthy snack, string cheese and 2 slices of turkey breast. Sat, 11 Jan 2014 22:07:12 EST Weather extremes! 40 to -14 to 51 Sat, 11 Jan 2014 07:49:50 EST Cold weather frozen pipes Fri, 10 Jan 2014 08:00:57 EST Cold weather a problem Thu, 9 Jan 2014 08:16:09 EST supplements Does anyone take alot of supplements to help them with their nutrition? Wed, 8 Jan 2014 23:33:15 EST eating out The last 2 days I hung out with my good friend but we ate 4 of our meals today feeling guilty about it because I do not usually eat out that much but ate healthy for the most part Wed, 8 Jan 2014 23:32:05 EST friendship I spent the day with a good friend and she gave me positive influence today <em>30</em> Wed, 8 Jan 2014 23:29:30 EST Hey, looking for a workout/diet buddy! Hey everybody! I'm Ally and I'm a 23 year old nursing student. I'm hoping to find a diet/workout buddy to keep me motivated and to motivate while I work to lose my final 26 pounds. I've already lost 50 lbs through exercise and a low calorie diet, and after taking a breather I'm ready to get back to work! I'd be cool with communicating through e-mail and maybe texting/skype or whatever at some point. Anyways, hope to hear from ya! Wed, 8 Jan 2014 17:10:24 EST Negative fourteen degrees, that is. Wed, 8 Jan 2014 09:03:57 EST Is 2014 your year to be a SPARTAN? So my son, Stretch, is a middle school runner and mud/obstacle course guy in addition to his 5K's and 1600m. I am a 10K, turtle paced, runner, du/tri athlete. Stretch has just conquered some strange health problems and he celebrated by doing his first Spartan Sprint in Malibu. It was really intense and the balmy 34 degree F weather made it even crazier. Mud isn't my thing but there are challenges that look interesting, mentally and physically so my goal is to complete the Sprint in December o... Tue, 7 Jan 2014 17:49:09 EST How to avoid snacking while house keeping? I have a big mess in the house to clean up but I notice when I spend lots of time in the house and cleaning I tend to eat more because I'm already there next to the food. I am already thinking of an idea how to stop this, such as keeping healthy food available so eating that instead (like fruit) but I know I will still be tempted by easily available higher calorie options. Does anyone have ideas for how to cut back on noshing while doing house keeping? Tue, 7 Jan 2014 13:05:58 EST Cold weather here Tue, 7 Jan 2014 06:06:59 EST Will you be swimsuit ready by June? If we keep it up from now, we can be! I hope I will! Mon, 6 Jan 2014 16:47:22 EST Starting over Today it is time to start over and eating healthy. I have procrastinated long enough. I don't like what I have been eating and how I look and feel.. Mon, 6 Jan 2014 10:06:08 EST modern family challenge Does anyone watch the show Modern Family? On the show the husband set a goal to reach Canada on his elliptical by miles traveled in a year. I have taken this challenge up. Either on the elliptical or running…depending on the weather I am going to go from my home in Charlotte NC to Grand Cayman Island (1099 miles) this year…when I make it I am going there on a trip with my husband. I thought maybe some others would like to pick a destination of there own…People who are newer to fitness or... Mon, 6 Jan 2014 09:53:41 EST Cold weather next 2 days Mon, 6 Jan 2014 05:56:17 EST 30 day plank challenge I started this challenge yesterday, obviously in addition to my normal workouts. I thought you all might like to try it- strengthen your core!! <BR> <BR> <BR> <link><BR>nge-fitness-motivation/#_a5y_p=989135 </link> <BR> Let me know if this link doesnt work! Sun, 5 Jan 2014 10:55:36 EST Sunday The Lord's Day Sun, 5 Jan 2014 07:22:52 EST new to this site I just started some goals for myself. I am so sick of feeling out of shape and my daughter always call me fat. I just need a little support for trying to lose this unwanted weight. I like all the encouraging posts and I really hope I can finally do this for myself. Sat, 4 Jan 2014 23:18:12 EST British History King Arthur Pendragon Sat, 4 Jan 2014 11:00:05 EST SP Activity Tracker For SP activity track owners: Is the tracker making you go further in your daily activity? <BR> How many steps did you log? DAY ! for me put on after 80 minutes in the pool I tracked <BR> 1600. Not great, but it will get better as I use it all the time. <BR> <BR> Did you know it can go with you into the pool? I can't wait to take it with me! <BR> <BR> For me, it is a definite motivator! Sat, 4 Jan 2014 06:00:39 EST lose some weight by: Sat, 4 Jan 2014 05:14:22 EST Looking for someone to keep me motivated Is anyone else? Fri, 3 Jan 2014 23:04:57 EST Christmas over Fri, 3 Jan 2014 19:00:53 EST January Plank Challenge Hey hey! <BR> <BR> I've just started this challenge today (Jan.3rd)! Wanna join me? Who can beat me? <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> <em>320</em> <em>386</em> <BR> <BR> The 30 Day Plank Challenge will send your core strength through the roof! Yes, all you have to do is HOLD this position, nothing else! It looks pretty easy, but it isn't! <BR> <BR> Day 1 - 20 seconds <em>248</em> <BR> Day 2 - 20 seconds <em>248</em> <BR> Day 3 - 30 seconds <em>248</em> <BR> Day 4 - 30 seco... Fri, 3 Jan 2014 16:09:28 EST Anyone want to do Couch to 5K? First off, I am NOT a runner. I was walking pretty regularly, but the winter has kept me indoors and sitting on my behind. :( I found out about this program in a magazine I was reading and downloaded the app. I did Day 1 yesterday, and my hips are hurting today. LOL. But I need motivation to get rid of the last 10 pounds, so I'm hoping picking up my physical activity will do it. <BR> <BR> I'd love to find someone else who is attempting this to compare notes and motivate each other. I... Fri, 3 Jan 2014 13:38:23 EST Body for Life 2014 12week challenge, anyone? I have had great success in the past with the BFL plan. I am kicking off the new year starting it again and wanted to see if there is anyone else out there doing it? Fri, 3 Jan 2014 08:41:37 EST What is one thing you are grateful for today? I'm grateful that I stuck to my caloric intake for day 1 and I feel great. Thu, 2 Jan 2014 14:41:38 EST Starting over! My goal is to lose 50lbs this year! I'm ready to do it this time. Posting here will help me stay accountable. <BR> <BR> Good luck to everyone on their weight loss journey! Thu, 2 Jan 2014 07:33:01 EST New Year an opportunity Thu, 2 Jan 2014 06:45:55 EST Biking Challenge.....January 2014 This challenge is to ride your bike, whether it be outdoors, a stationary or a recumbent bike doesn't matter, just as long as you ride. <BR> <BR> We all set our own goal distance and as we ride we add the miles on by copying and pasting the LAST post to change your own numbers. <BR> <BR> This board has grown since the beginning and I've found so much support and encouragement from everyone. What a great bunch of riders we have, but there is always room for more. Interested? Read on. <BR>... Wed, 1 Jan 2014 14:10:56 EST New Year time to make goals Wed, 1 Jan 2014 08:02:06 EST How can I keep my New Year's Resolution? Every year I make a New Year's Resolution. Regrettably, I usually fail at whatever I resolve to do. Based on what I am learning with Spark People, I am trying a different approach for this year that I believe will work. What do you think? <BR> <BR> I Will make 1 New Year's Resolution: <BR> Lose 10 pounds by March 31, 2014 <BR> I will use 2 measurable objectives for making my New Year's Resolution: <BR> 1) to lower my blood pressure to 120/60 <BR> 2) to lower my blood sugar leve... Wed, 1 Jan 2014 06:44:33 EST End the year strong Tue, 31 Dec 2013 07:53:37 EST Let's take exercise when count down For the new year, I want to take exercise when count down, <em>223</em> <em>380</em> <BR> <em>319</em> <em>357</em> <em>315</em> <em>231</em> <em>324</em> <em>401</em> ...... Tue, 31 Dec 2013 06:27:19 EST January (2014) Fitness Minutes Challenge In this challenge, we simply track our fitness minutes. Set your own goal as to how many minutes you wish to work out in January (2014) and keep us posted as to how you are doing. The following format is recommended (but not required.) <BR> <BR> goal / # of minutes today / # of minutes remaining to reach goal <BR> <BR> My goal is modest -- 600 minutes. That is 30 minutes X 5 days per week X 4 weeks. I hope to do a little better than that, but that will be my minimal expectation. <BR> <BR> ... Mon, 30 Dec 2013 21:32:54 EST Did not lose weight? I think i lost only one pound so far, i did 850 minutes of walking for the month of december, even though i lose only 1 pound of weight, I really don.t understand where i am doing the mistake. So from Jan 1st 2014 i am planning to jillian michales 30 day shred level 1 everyday and 1 hour of speed walking everyday, do you guys think this works????????????? so frustrated right now.... Mon, 30 Dec 2013 14:02:16 EST biggest loser challenger 2014 biggest loser challenger 2014 starting in one week at work. Wish me luck... Mon, 30 Dec 2013 13:33:52 EST 12 WEEK PALEO CHALLENGE I have started up a new team for this challenge. I hope you will join us. Mon, 30 Dec 2013 13:14:29 EST 30 pounds in 4 months challenge(From Jan 1st 2014) Hi, I am planning to lose 30 pounds in 4 months. Start date will be Jan 1st 2014 and end date is April 30th 2014. Anybody wants to join in this challenge, motivating each other we can achieve this goal. <BR> <BR> CW - 150 pounds 30thDec 2013 <BR> GW - 120 pounds 30th April 2014 Mon, 30 Dec 2013 12:56:49 EST Sunday is the Lord's day. Mon, 30 Dec 2013 01:05:56 EST Christmas 2013 Sun, 29 Dec 2013 06:16:32 EST Lose 2-5 pounds in JAN 2014!! Join us to set small goals each month to help reach our larger goal. JOIN ANYTIME DURING THE MONTH. <BR> <BR> post your starting weight on Jan 1, and a goal weight to try and reach by Jan 31. <BR> Post as often as you would like on how you are doing so we can motivate, and cheer you towards your goal. <BR> <BR> Beckie Sat, 28 Dec 2013 12:33:45 EST Christmas season still. Sat, 28 Dec 2013 05:59:02 EST Christmas time of celebration Fri, 27 Dec 2013 06:34:30 EST Christmas is sadly past. Thu, 26 Dec 2013 09:17:44 EST JANUARY LONG COLD CHALLENGE 2014 This challenge starts January 1 2014 <BR> <BR> Weigh in once per week <BR> post your plans, goals your successes <BR> <BR> <BR> Wed, 25 Dec 2013 20:36:54 EST Christmas A Merry one to you! Wed, 25 Dec 2013 08:00:11 EST Christmas now Tue, 24 Dec 2013 08:11:34 EST BEYOND THE SCALE Are you looking for a Challenge that focuses LESS on the number on the scale, while still having a weekly Weigh in for accountability? Check out BEYOND THE SCALE! (BTS) is a challenge geared less on points, stats, and numbers than some other Spark challenges offered and focuses more on the Individual, the Journey to a healthier us. <BR> We will Shift the Focus from Challenges, to ACCOMPLISHMENTS and PERSONAL GOALS. Build up Self-Confidence and Work on Actual LIFE CHANGES. <BR> <BR> This t... Mon, 23 Dec 2013 15:09:16 EST Christmas is upon us Mon, 23 Dec 2013 07:17:27 EST Christmas today Sun, 22 Dec 2013 07:16:42 EST The Betty Rocker The Betty Rocker is putting together a free body weight exercise challenge starting Jan 2nd. I am doing this and thought I would share! <BR> <BR> <link><BR>enge-registration/ </link> <BR> <BR> She's pretty cool and has done these challenges in the past. Sat, 21 Dec 2013 09:31:52 EST flooding threatened Sat, 21 Dec 2013 04:35:45 EST Holidaze Hi all, With the Hilidaze craziness almost done with, lets take stock for a second. The major challenges this time of year are to A: Eat properly while rushing around to get everything done. B: To keep on track during the Holiday and office parties and dinners. <BR> <BR> Stick to what you'd normally eat, as much as possible, and try to carry a healthy snack if you are able. ( Cereal Bars or Fiber Bars are pretty good, since we girls can slip them into a purse. Guys can put them in a jac... Fri, 20 Dec 2013 09:24:01 EST Rain Serious rain Fri, 20 Dec 2013 06:27:58 EST Completing the job plumbing Thu, 19 Dec 2013 06:41:35 EST Ready to get sick? get ready Wed, 18 Dec 2013 06:19:13 EST No Soda for 3 weeks! Dec 18th-Jan 8th Join me in no soda challenge for three weeks! I am having my last soda now...and saying good bye! Let's encourage each other as much as possible with alternatives---our managing skills, and perks---better health, weight loss----sleep etc. <BR> <BR> My first step today is to alternatives like carbonated water, lemon lime water and lots of herbal teas. Good luck! Ready, Set Go! Wed, 18 Dec 2013 06:02:42 EST Furnaces ? Tue, 17 Dec 2013 00:08:56 EST Pressure off trip to Oglebay completed Mon, 16 Dec 2013 06:36:10 EST Sunday the Lord's day Sun, 15 Dec 2013 07:42:37 EST Mishpaha Ha Tikvah--TuB'Shebat Challenge Mishpaha Ha Tikvah, a Spark Group for Orthodox Jews, just announced a new challenge for Tu'B'Shebat. Join in... <link><BR>ndividual.asp?gid=28364 </link> Sat, 14 Dec 2013 21:41:14 EST christmas cantata practice today Sat, 14 Dec 2013 08:18:44 EST Stick to your goal Today was our school's class party and while my colleagues were partaking in the snacks and goodies, I stuck to my vegetables and steamed chicken. I drank my water and even though we left work late, I was still able to go to exercise and my mood was soooo upbeat today, anything could have happened and it wouldn't have bothered me.. :) Fri, 13 Dec 2013 19:27:31 EST 12 DAYS BEFORE CHRISTMAS CHALLENGE Pick your streak(s) to lose weight and tell us how you're doing!!! <BR> <BR> I want to lose 3 lbs by Christmas <BR> <BR> 12 day streak: <BR> stay in calorie range <BR> exercise at least 20 mins a day Fri, 13 Dec 2013 11:22:18 EST christmas is coming Fri, 13 Dec 2013 05:55:56 EST January Fitness Challenge Does anyone here do any of the beachbody workouts? I am mostly looking for T25 or Rockin Body. I looking to start a fitness challenge using one of these workouts to help with motivation and accountability. i would love to have anyone or everyone join me :) Thu, 12 Dec 2013 17:40:49 EST fighting lung congestion throughout flu season Thu, 12 Dec 2013 06:43:05 EST Social Security may become a reality Wed, 11 Dec 2013 06:59:21 EST Pressing! fix car Tue, 10 Dec 2013 06:16:28 EST Furnaces not working Mon, 9 Dec 2013 06:43:17 EST December Challenge: 6-8 Pounds December Challenge : Trying to lose 6-8 pounds this month. <BR> <BR> 12/08/13} 167.0 <BR> 12/18/13} 160.8 <em>334</em> <em>521</em> Sun, 8 Dec 2013 14:26:22 EST Heating our home 3 ways Sun, 8 Dec 2013 07:29:51 EST Weight Loss, Strength and Craving Prayers A Prayer to Lose Weight*** <BR> Guide me Father, as I strive to lose weight You are my light and my anchor, and with you I know all things are possible. Help me this day to make healthy choices and give me the strength to fight against destructive cravings that negatively effect my health. You said, “The LORD upholdeth all that fall, and raiseth up all those that be bowed down. As I bow before you today, raise me up help me towards my goals. I have been taught that anything that replaces God ... Sat, 7 Dec 2013 14:06:45 EST no furnace mai, oui Sat, 7 Dec 2013 07:04:35 EST no furnace yes Fri, 6 Dec 2013 05:23:53 EST winter slight moderation Thu, 5 Dec 2013 13:14:13 EST Artists & sculptors Rembrandt Wed, 4 Dec 2013 19:57:44 EST is it too late? to join SparkPeoples December challenge? <BR> <BR> also, I don't use social media so i'm not sure how that would work with the challenge. <BR> <BR> thanks, <BR> <BR> Marie Wed, 4 Dec 2013 19:01:13 EST Winter's closing in rid a house Wed, 4 Dec 2013 08:05:42 EST Coach tour today Tue, 3 Dec 2013 06:31:35 EST Count your bites with me! Count how many bites you take in a day with me! <BR> <BR> Today's number of bites was 25 <BR> <BR> This is how I am losing wieght. I dont count calories, I count bites! <BR> <BR> See more info here <BR> <BR> <link><BR>count-bites-not-calories-doctors-new.html </link> <BR> <BR> also you can google 80 bites for other info Mon, 2 Dec 2013 19:41:49 EST complete outside work cold coming Mon, 2 Dec 2013 04:44:50 EST ADDICTED TO COKE ! Ok, so I'm a coke ( diet ) addict. I have been having so many joint issues and headaches lately that I literally feel like I am falling apart. Everyone I know, and I do mean EVERYONE, keeps telling me to ditch the diet coke. They keep telling me all the horror stories r/t drinking diet coke for a long period of time and I have to admit I have experienced some of the side effects that are mentioned in recent studies. Anyway back to the point, I have not had a single drink of diet coke since Th... Mon, 2 Dec 2013 01:25:48 EST Biking Challenge....December 2013 This challenge is to ride your bike, whether it be outdoors, a stationary or a recumbent bike doesn't matter, just as long as you ride. <BR> <BR> We all set our own goal distance and as we ride we add the miles on by copying and pasting the LAST post to change your own numbers. <BR> <BR> This board has grown since the beginning and I've found so much support and encouragement from everyone. What a great bunch of riders we have, but there is always room for more. Interested? Read on. <BR>... Sun, 1 Dec 2013 16:33:44 EST My lite Treats!! Instagram: audaciously_refined I will be posting my food choices, workouts, ect to help/inspire others and <BR> gain motivation for myself. Add me for a virtual workout friend!! Sun, 1 Dec 2013 15:39:35 EST Church today? Yes? Sun, 1 Dec 2013 06:47:27 EST DROP 5 POUNDS IN DECEMBER 2013! Hello everyone! <BR> <BR> The Drop 10 Pounds In November challenge has come to a close and now it is time to begin a new challenge for the month of December. <BR> <BR> Are you ready? Let's go! <BR> <BR> Because December can be an extremely difficult month for many of us to drop weight I have lowered the goal from 10 pounds to 5 pounds. <BR> <BR> If I can maintain my present weight I'll be grateful. If I can drop the 5 pounds I will be overjoyed. If by some miracle, LOL, another pound or... Sun, 1 Dec 2013 00:23:36 EST thanksgiving a wonderful weekend Sat, 30 Nov 2013 04:45:12 EST Native American Indian Tribes Iroquois Fri, 29 Nov 2013 23:12:26 EST December (2013) Fitness Minutes Challenge In this challenge, we simply track our fitness minutes. Set your own goal as to how many minutes you wish to work out in December and keep us posted as to how you are doing. The following format is recommended (but not required.) <BR> <BR> goal / # of minutes today / # of minutes remaining to reach goal <BR> <BR> My goal is modest -- 600 minutes. That is 30 minutes X 5 days per week X 4 weeks. I hope to do a little better than that, but that will be my minimal expectation. <BR> <BR> Come j... Fri, 29 Nov 2013 20:00:35 EST Join the AcountabiliTeam Hi Potential AccountabiliTeam Members! <BR> <BR> I am brand-spanking-new to this board but would like to jump right in and try to start a small group whose goals are to <BR> <BR> A) get healthier <BR> B) lose weight <BR> C) report successes (and failures) to others for the purpose of staying on track <BR> <BR> I realize there are other existing challenges I can join, but if there's one thing I've learned about myself in the past few years, it's that I see more success when I am in a le... Fri, 29 Nov 2013 11:08:32 EST Spark's 30 Days of Fit Food Challenge I am hoping that some of you will join me in this challenge and have some fun together <BR> What a perfect time, between Thanksgiving and New Years ! <BR> We get so busy during the holiday season that we tend to forget about ourselves. <BR> This may very well be a good way to avoid those dreaded added pounds that creep up on us this time of the year. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>-of-fit-food.asp </link> <BR> <BR> <link> Fri, 29 Nov 2013 06:40:53 EST Thanksgiving is toward God Fri, 29 Nov 2013 03:31:35 EST Thanksgiving today Thu, 28 Nov 2013 08:41:07 EST What are you Thankful for Today! I am thankful for my family and my health. I am thankful to have God in my heart. Thu, 28 Nov 2013 07:22:33 EST Furnaces not working Wed, 27 Nov 2013 06:15:33 EST Goal, not eating watching tv Today is my first day trying to get to this goal, for me is difficult because i have being doing that for so long :) <BR> Today i sat and eat with the tv off, i felt kind of lonely, so right after i eat, had a fruit and turn the tv on :) <BR> trying..... <BR> <em>211</em> Tue, 26 Nov 2013 14:41:49 EST Lose 2-5 Pounds in DEC 2013. Join us in setting small goals each month to help us keep on track. <BR> Get a jump start in Dec to keep you motivated and on track and will keep you going into the new year. <BR> <BR> Post your start weight for Dec 1, and a goal weight to hit by Dec 31. <BR> Post as often as you would like, to tell us how you are doing. We are here to motivate you and cheer for you on your journey. <BR> <BR> Beckie Tue, 26 Nov 2013 10:51:30 EST Winter's closing in biting hard Tue, 26 Nov 2013 04:58:20 EST Furnaces first cold snap Mon, 25 Nov 2013 07:36:16 EST winter boring down Fri, 22 Nov 2013 07:20:45 EST Artists & sculptors The Masters Thu, 21 Nov 2013 20:29:45 EST winter grinding toward us Thu, 21 Nov 2013 01:32:16 EST Holiday Challenge - I challenge all Sparkers! I challenge all SparkPeople to give back this holiday season, no matter how big or small is not the challenge, just do something: <BR> <BR> ....Babysit while parents can shop <BR> .....A box of candycanes for children <BR> ...... Groceries for Christmas dinner <BR> ...... Fill the stockings <BR> ........ Gather friends, co workers to provide Christmas for one needy family <BR> ,,,,,,,,,, There is always someone in need... I challenge you to find such a family and <BR> ... Wed, 20 Nov 2013 10:32:35 EST winter coming on Wed, 20 Nov 2013 06:48:02 EST winter for next 6 mo Tue, 19 Nov 2013 06:47:14 EST exercise streaking I'm starting an exercise streak today and got ten minutes done today. Actually did thirty minutes but I'm aiming for 10 minutes every day who's with me???? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> DAY ONE Mon, 18 Nov 2013 18:14:13 EST Foul weather overnight Mon, 18 Nov 2013 07:28:32 EST skinny jeans challenge I am trying to join the skinny jeans challeng, but can't seem to be able to get to the sign up page. Can anyone help me? Mon, 18 Nov 2013 02:04:03 EST Church today? for me, yes. Sun, 17 Nov 2013 07:06:44 EST winter is coming prepare Sat, 16 Nov 2013 06:18:10 EST Pushup Streak I want to start a streak, something that will challenge me, but I know I can fit in too. <BR> How about a pushup challenge? I've done 16 pushups 2 days in a row, if I do today that's 3 days. I know 16 isn't a lot, but its a start. <BR> Who wants to join me?? <BR> Copy the list below. then add your name, days you've completed and # of pushups done (if you want) <BR> <BR> I just dropped and did 17! <BR> <BR> 1) Ashleighgal - 3 days - 17 pushups today! Fri, 15 Nov 2013 10:13:38 EST winter is coming yes Fri, 15 Nov 2013 05:59:37 EST Artists & sculptors Any genre or time Thu, 14 Nov 2013 11:00:46 EST winter is coming brrr Thu, 14 Nov 2013 07:01:37 EST VIRTUAL WALK ACROSS AMERICA CHALLENGE Hi Challengers. I am about to start my 3rd trip across the good USA. You will find the virtual walk challenge at <link> </link> Go to this site and set up an acct for your walk. It is quite user friendly. <BR> <BR> There are a couple Spark teams already affiliated with this site, so I am not going to start a new one. The Team I am on is called "Virtual walk/run Challenge" I log in at least once a week to give my weekly stats and find out where my walking friends ... Wed, 13 Nov 2013 23:36:59 EST Time Management and Organization Productivity Fans This Time Management Team is restarting: <BR> <link><BR>ndividual.asp?gid=57918 </link> Wed, 13 Nov 2013 15:01:33 EST how are things going Well so far so good. Lost weight last week; now to just keep it up. Wed, 13 Nov 2013 08:28:36 EST winter is coming feels like it Wed, 13 Nov 2013 05:48:18 EST winter is coming for sure Tue, 12 Nov 2013 00:38:31 EST 5 POUNDS AT A TIME Welcome to this challenge. The goal is to lose 5 pounds in the next 5 weeks. <BR> This will start on 11-12-13 and go for the next 5 weeks. <BR> <BR> All are welcome to join. There are two guidelines. <BR> 1. Post your weight on 11-12-13 <BR> 2. Weigh and post your weight on Tuesday. <BR> <BR> That's it! <BR> <BR> Good luck to all! <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Mon, 11 Nov 2013 19:25:45 EST winter is coming truly. Mon, 11 Nov 2013 06:07:30 EST Valentines Day Challenge My name is Kate. I am a new mom and have lost my motivation to be healthy. A few years ago around this time I joined a Valentines Day challenge to help stay on track through the holidays. It really helped and I met a group of girls who helped me lose 20 lbs! Well i lost track and haven't been paying attention to my eating. I also just had a baby and although I lost my pregnancy pounds I still want to go back down. <BR> <BR> Anyone want to join my challenge? I'm looking for a small gr... Sun, 10 Nov 2013 20:30:56 EST Today is Sunday the Lord's day Sun, 10 Nov 2013 06:33:59 EST workout dvds I'm in a small group of people on facebook that have workout dvd's and we've made our own little challenge group. If you have some kind of workout dvd would you like to join us? We just want to keep eachother motivated and accountable. Send me a message or reply here! Sat, 9 Nov 2013 15:45:19 EST November Month Long Challenge Months have come and we are heading closer and closer to the holidays. It is possible to lose at least 10 lbs before Christmas (one pound per week). Lets do this together. Encourage each other...We can do this!!! Sat, 9 Nov 2013 11:05:44 EST winter is coming prepare Sat, 9 Nov 2013 07:45:01 EST winter is coming get ready. Fri, 8 Nov 2013 06:41:38 EST winter is coming today Thu, 7 Nov 2013 05:33:31 EST winter is coming indeed. Wed, 6 Nov 2013 07:08:53 EST New Year's Resolution Just a thought to share with my other spark people: <BR> <BR> Why wait until New Year's to start making your changes? <BR> <BR> Everyone sets a goal on New Years-to be healthier, to be fitter, to eat clean-well we are 57 days away from the New Year. Set your goal to be who you want to be before the New year! Tue, 5 Nov 2013 14:18:49 EST